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It's time to admit Ben Cherington was right about Rick Porcello

In ending the Red Sox losing streak with a complete-game win, Rick Porcello looked like the pitcher Boston's former GM paid a heavy price for.

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By the numbers: Padres' home run streak ends

The Padres' streak of consecutive games with home run ended at 25. ESPN Stats & Information provides the numbers you need to know.

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ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings grades organizations on everything from ticket prices and stadium experience to the talent on the field, court or rink. How does your favorite MLB team stack up? Vote now!

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MLB Trade Deadline 2016

As the Aug. 1 MLB trade deadline approaches, stay up to date on all the latest moves, rumors and expert analysis.

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Dee Gordon goes hitless in return to Marlins lineup

Dee Gordon didn't do anything at the plate Thursday in his return from suspension, but he remains focused and has the support of Marlins teammates.

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How Chapman trade altered reliever market

The Cubs made the first big relief pitching splash has reset the reliever trade market, so what's next for other buyers looking to add bullpen talent?

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With their loss to the Nationals on Friday night, the Giants fell to 2-11 since the All-Star Break

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Jake Arrieta takes the mound at home today against Seattle. The Cubs are 3-7 in Arrieta's last 10 starts and have dropped the past four.

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Padres: 25-game home run streak comes to an end; tied for the second-longest in MLB history behind the 2002 Rangers (27 consecutive games)

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Rick Porcello (BOS): won his 8th straight decision; first Red Sox SP to win 14 of first 16 decisions since Daisuke Matsuzaka in 2008

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Max Scherzer:20th start with at least 7 IP & 1 R or fewer allowed in the last 2 seasons (3rd-most in MLB behind Arrieta - 23 & Kershaw - 21)

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Rougned Odor (TEX): 3rd second baseman in franchise history with 20 HR (Ian Kinsler and Alfonso Soriano)

Nationals pull off historic triple play

The Nats turned the first 3-3-5 triple play in MLB history.

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Darwin Barney scoops, flicks for the out

It's like Barney has won a Gold Glove at second base before or something.

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Ichiro throws out Wong from deep left

Ichiro Suzuki had a quiet night at the plate by going 0-for-4, leaving him two hits shy of the 3,000-hit club, but he dazzled the home crowd by throwing out Kolten Wong at home.

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Move, Baez -- get out the way!

The umpire had no problem shoving Javier Baez out of the way to make a call.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenley Jansen is the hero. He finishes off the Diamondbacks in time for fireworks. Huge cheer. Dodgers earn a wild 9-7 victory.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers are giving closer Kenley Kansen 15 minutes to finish off the top of the ninth otherwise there will be no fireworks show as scheduled. The club has a local curfew of 10:55 p.m. for fireworks. There is over 50,000 at Dodger Stadium. No pressure.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The 7th inning in L.A.: The Dodgers and Diamondbacks combine for 12 runs and use eight pitchers.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

How do the Dodgers respond after giving up seven runs in one inning to the D-backs? Pederson and Utley hit two-run HRs and this wild game is tied 7-7, B7. The teams have combined for 11 runs this inning alone.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Call off the dogs: Don't think there are any immediate plans to promote T.J. Rivera to replace Jose Reyes -- although Reyes may be headed to the DL soon and Rivera could be next in line for a promotion.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Leave it to Rick Porcello to snap the Red Sox's four-game losing streak with his first complete game since 8/20/14. The 6-2 victory over the Angels marks sixth consecutive win for Porcello, who joins Chris Sale and Chris Tillman as AL's 14-game winners.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers used five pitchers in the seventh inning that managed to give up seven runs to the Diamondbacks. Arizona was scoreless heading into the inning.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Rivera has been pulled from Triple-A Las Vegas' game. I don't know yet if it's related, but Terry Collins dropped postgame that Jose Reyes may be headed to the DL.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Rangers are scouting Philadelphia's Vince Velasquez, but talks aren't at enough of an advanced stage to know whether the teams have enough common ground to do a deal. With Yu Darvish eligible for free agency after the 2017 season, the Rangers are focusing on young, controllable starting pitchers. They have several targets.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Why are the Dodgers hot after OF help at the trade deadline? They're 25th in OPS from their outfielders and have the fourth lowest OPS from their 3-4-5 hitters.